Schramsberg Vineyards

Schramsberg is one of the Napa Valley’s oldest wineries, dating back to 19th century, when German immigrant Jacob Schram started his winery on Diamond Mountain. Schramsberg was re-established in 1965 by Jack and Jamie Davies as a producer of premium method champenoise sparkling wines. Today their son, Hugh, acts as president of the winery and directs winemaking. Famously, Schramsberg’s Blanc de Blancs was used for President Nixon’s 1972 “Toast to Peace” with China’s Premier Zhou En Lai.

Schramsberg 2013 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine

The 2013 Blanc de Blancs has bright and fresh aromas of grapefruit, mango, apricot, lemon and white peach. The fruitful fragrance intermingles with hints of fresh bread, vanilla cream pie and rose petals. Freshly sliced Gravenstein apples, zesty citrus and bright pineapple flavors carry vibrant length on the palate.

Schramsberg 2009 Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine

The 2009 Blanc de Noirs has concentrated aromas of red apple, apricot and orange marmalade, which are complemented with tropical notes of guava, mango and passion fruit. The fruitful nose is completed with essences of candied ginger and Meyer lemon tart. Flavors of orange, cherry and raspberry are present, followed by nuances of peach-berry cobbler. The wine enters crisp and lingers on the palate, finishing with a balanced and mouthwatering acidity.

Schramsberg 2010 Brut Rose Sparkling Wine

The 2010 Brut Rose has bursting aromas of fresh strawberry, Mandarin orange and Ruby Red grapefruit. The fruitful nose is complemented by notes of warm bread dough and roasted hazelnuts. On the palate, there are flavors of watermelon, strawberries, tangerine and lemon chiffon. The wine finishes with a bright and crisp acidity that is long, tangy and refreshing.

Schramsberg 2011 Cremant Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine

The 2011 Cremant Demi-Sec boasts tropical and citrus aromas of candied pineapple, guava and Mandarin orange, highlighted with notes of caramelized ginger and honey. The flavors on this sparkling wine are bright and refreshing on entry, with layers of pear nectar, apricot and mango. The palate is rich and tangy, with a viscous texture and a long, lingering finish.